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Tasting Note A fresh, dry white wine with a delicate lemon colour, displaying intense floral, guava and citrus aromas and succulent tropical fruit on the palate, balanced by crisp acidity.
This Chenin Blanc is sourced from vines grown on sandy loams over granite bedrock, the classic Cape soils type. No irrigation is used in the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricting yield. Part of the blend is wild yeast fermented and a tiny percentage in old barrels. The wine is left on fine lees for an extended period for greater palate weight and mouthfeel.
100% Chenin Blanc
Producer DetailsThe Coastal region of South Africa is renowned for its fine and expressive fruit, resulting in wines with depth and complexity. Thanks to longstanding relationships, they keep ahead of the competition when it comes to securing the best parcels of fruit now, when they are in so much demand.
In The VineyardVines are mostly old bush vines (average age between 20-30 years), planted at a density of approx 3700/ha. Soils are deep red Paardeberg soil. No irrigation is used on the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricting yield. All grapes are harvested by hand.In The WineryProduced only from free run juice and fermented on the skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine is left on the fine lees for an extended period for greater palate weight and mouthfeel.
Food RecommendationsPerfect for picnics, or good with seafood and poultry dishes.Awards & Press2009 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2010 - Gold2009 Vintage: "An intense, dry-fruit nose leads to refreshing apple and citrus charcteristics. A well balanced, easy-to-drink wine that would match fishwell" Sommelier Wine Awards 2010, Judges comments
Producer: Boutinot South AfricaGrape Varieties: Chenin BlancOptimum Drinking: Up to 3 yearsWine Style: Clean, fresh yet fruity whiteAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: South AfricaStyle / Colour: White
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